Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Bargain Hunter

I may not mind spending a little more for something I love, but never let it be said that I don't try to get something at the lowest price. Maybe it's the middle-eastern blood in me but I'm always bargaining when I buy something at a market. So I was absolutely delighted to find The Laden Showroom on Brick Lane, which I'd visited a long time ago but couldn't remember its location.
I wouldn't call them cheap; I managed to spend £45 on one beautiful yellow dress, but they're definitely bargainous. As a showroom, they sell lots of different concessions and (shopping obsessive that I am) I recognised loads of the clothes that Topshop sell in their Oxford Circus branch on the bottom floor. A trench-coat which will cost you £85 at Topshop was selling for just over £50. I recognised a whole bunch of Orion cardigans (like this one on ebay) which I once got in the Topshop sale for £20 but which now retail at £50 - at The Laden Showroom they're £30, not in sale.

The best bit? As soon as I bought my dress and went into the boutique opposite, there it was (in a different colourway) selling for £10 more!


  1. Well done! I love finding things for less-than-retail prices.

  2. Darling, that sounds great! I probably give a go soon xxxxxxxxx